Your air conditioner should last for a quite a long time, but only if you take good care of it. Air conditioners need maintenance on a regular basis to make sure everything is in working order and to keep it that way. You should schedule a tune-up before each heating and cooling season and perform some regular maintenance tasks in between tune-ups. In case you’re not convinced, this is why a regular air conditioning tune-up is important.
The biggest reason to regularly clean and maintain your air conditioner is improving its lifespan. Many of the most common air conditioning problems are a result of not taking proper care of your AC unit. You should check the air filter at least once every three months, changing it as often as monthly when the cooling season hits. This prevents condensate drain blockage, freezing, and other common AC problems.
A regular air conditioning tune-up will also help your AC run more efficiently. When your AC is dirty, or the refrigerant isn’t fully charged, you may end up spending more money than you should on your energy bill. While scheduling a regular AC tune-up will cost you, it will save you money in cooling costs and prevent problems that could result in costly repairs.
Scheduling seasonal maintenance can also help improve the air quality in your home. All of the air that flows into your home via your air conditioner passes through the air filter and all of the ductwork before you breathe it in. Making sure that all the different parts of your AC are properly maintained is a good way to make the air in your home healthier to breathe.
For even better indoor air quality, you can purchase an air filter with a higher MERV rating. The higher the MERV rating of an air filter, the smaller contaminants it’s able to trap.
With summer approaching, it’s the perfect time to schedule seasonal air conditioning maintenance. Morrison Plumbing, Heating and Air has decades of experience preparing air conditioners for the demanding summer months. Let us provide a tune-up to keep your system at its peak all season long. Give us a call today or visit our website to schedule a service appointment online.